Creamy Portobello Soup

  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins

Portobellos are simply large versions of the common white mushroom and its immediate cousin, the brown crimini mushroom.

Ingredients

1pound potatoes, peeled, cut in 1/2 inch cubes (about 3 cups)
3tablespoons butter
2large carrots, chopped (about 1 cup)
1large onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
1teaspoon minced garlic
1pound portobello mushrooms, chopped (about 6 cups)
1/4cup dry sherry
2cups whole milk
1cup lower-sodium chicken broth
1/2teaspoon dried thyme leaves
3/4teaspoon salt
3/4teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Cook potatoes in 3 cups water over medium-high heat about 10 minutes or until tender; drain.
  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add carrots, onion and garlic; cook about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until barely tender. Add mushrooms; cook and stir about 5 minutes or until mushrooms are tender. Stir in sherry; cook for 1 minute. Remove 11/2 cups of the mushroom mixture and set aside.
  3. Place potatoes and remaining mushroom mixture in a food processor. Process until smooth. Pour into saucepan. Add milk, chicken broth, thyme, salt, pepper and reserved mushroom mixture. Simmer about 10 minutes over medium heat or until thoroughly heated.

Recipe courtesy of the Mushroom Council, http://www.mushroomcouncil.com

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Glycemic Load .49
  • Calories 160
  • Fat 7g
  • Saturated Fat 4g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0
  • Monounsaturated Fat 1.5g
  • Cholesterol 20mg
  • Sodium 350mg
  • Potassium 550mg
  • Carbohydrate 20g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Sugars 6g
  • Protein 6g
  • Trans Fat 0
  • Vitamin A 60%
  • Vitamin C 10%
  • Calcium 8%
  • Iron 4%
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